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With word of Senator John Sampson’s arrest on corruption and embezzlement charges, it’s impossible to ignore the sense that New York’s Democratic Party is in need of a serious intervention. Yes, Republicans have been vulnerable to...
Correction: This post originally said that the Vermont legislature had passed the migrant workers’ driver’s license legislation. In fact, that legislation hasn’t passed and is still in the legislature. Hello! Today from our...
At a press conference today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded to reporters that he doesn’t have the votes in the Senate to pass his Women’s Reproductive Health Act. But he says he’s still trying. Reporter Karen Dewitt asked the...
Julie Grant provided most material for this blog post. A couple stories on the new NY SAFE act from NCPR’s newsroom this morning: Brian Mann reports on court challenges to the law, and Chris Morris reports on North Country counties passing...
News stories tagged with "legislature"
Jun 06, 2002 — Legislative leaders have announced agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan that's designed to get rid of one Congressional representative from each major party. Both Republicans and Democrats say the final plan improves their party's chances overall of keeping incumbents in their seats after November. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2002 — With just over two weeks to go in the legislative session, state lawmakers are still mired in disagreement over two key issues: congressional redistricting and the governance of New York City schools. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
May 30, 2002 — Speaking to reporters at the Republican State Convention yesterday in Manhattan, outgoing State Senator Ron Stafford said the last 37 years in the state legislature have been "meaningful" and "rewarding". On Monday, the chairman of the budget-writing Senate Finance Committee announced he won't seek re-election this November. Martha Foley has more.
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May 20, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders conducted the just completed state budget, mostly in secret. Lawmakers say the return to three men in a room was necessary because New York faces a fiscal crisis. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 17, 2002 — The state legislature has finished the budget, six and a half weeks after the deadline. Governor Pataki and the legislative leaders say they are proud of a difficult budget put together in the midst of a financial crisis, and they defend the new fees and one shots the budget contain. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 15, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders say they may finally have a state budget in place later this week. They say they're putting the final touches on a budget that will likely contain some new fees, including an extra surcharge on cell phones. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 10, 2002 — The Rockefeller Drug Laws are now entering their 30th year. Critics stepped up their demands that the harshest aspects of the sentencing laws be repealed. They are urging Governor Pataki and the legislature to act this session. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 10, 2002 — As Governor Pataki and the legislature continue to write and negotiate budget bills in secret, environmentalists are left wondering whether a proposed loan of 200-million dollars from the environmental trust fund is really a loan at all. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 08, 2002 — Races for state Assembly seats are shaping up for the two new districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. After Republican Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava announced last week she would run in the 122nd district, Democrat Darryl Aubertine yesterday officially kick off his campaign for the 118th district. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article